10 Ways to Ramp up Romance in the Mile High City

Romance is one of the easiest things to find in the Mile High City. Denver's setting is romantic all on its own, with the dramatic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and sunsets that can take your breath away. There are also plenty of activities for a couple to experience together, activities that bring romance front and center to boost the heart power you already share. For couples who love to cook, there are date-night cooking classes at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts. Washington Park, City Park and Denver Botanic Gardens offer perfect places to meander and watch a sunset, and there are indulgent treatments for couples at The Woodhouse Day Spa. Balistreri Vineyards, just 10 minutes north of downtown Denver, offers wine tasting and a stunning setting for a wedding or proposal And whether you merely want to stroll hand-in-hand, shop or find an intimate spot to share a creative cocktail, such as The Crimson Room, Larimer Square delivers. What’s your heart’s pleasure?




The Winter Park Express, operated by Amtrak, carries skiers, snow lovers and other day trippers between Denver's Union Station and Winter Park Resort during ski season. The express runs weekends only plus the first and second Fridays in January,...  Read More

City Park


City Park's Ferril Lake is a sweet spot for a couple to rent a pedal boat or kayak and spend an afternoon or summer evening out on the water. Created in 1882, City Park was once 320 acres of windswept prairie. Today, it is acres of green and...  Read More

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts
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Cooking together can be a fun and romantic activity for couples, and the Cook Street School of Culinary Arts is just the place to learn how to make that happen. The school offers a series of Culinary Date Night classes specifically for couples....  Read More



Stylish and decidedly romantic, The Cooper Lounge is a sophisticated retreat set high above the more frenetic activity of the Great Hall in Denver's Union Station. Here couples can enjoy high-end cocktails, an extensive wine list, beer and...  Read More



One of Denver's oldest carriage companies, Irish Rose Drafts uses different breeds of draft horses, notably Belgians, Clydesdales, Percherons and Suffolks, to pull its signature white carriages along routes through downtown and LoDo. Popular for...  Read More



For many couples, wine tasting is an inherently romantic activity. There's an intimacy and sophistication to it while also being relatively inexpensive and fun. Denver isn't known for its wineries but Balistreri in North Denver stands out. The...  Read More

Woodhouse Day Spa
Photo courtesy of Carri Wilbanks


Housed in a Victorian beauty built in 1886, The Woodhouse Day Spa is about creating experiences. As noted on the spa's website: "We believe your day at the spa should be more than just a great spa treatment; it should be a great 'experience'...  Read More

Washington Park


"Wash Park" is a 155-acre expanse of gorgeous gardens, lakes and green lawns—and arguably the most beautiful spot in the city to watch a sunset. Smith Lake in particular, at the park's northern end, draws a multitude of lovers and others each...  Read More



The Crimson Room is downtown's sweet spot for a romantic rendezvous with someone you love—or maybe just want to flirt with. It's romantic at any time of year, but perhaps even more so in the heart's special season, February. Come here to sip...  Read More



Denver Botanic Gardens on York Street is a 24-acre oasis just a few minutes from downtown. Any part of the gardens would be a fine destination for a romantic stroll, but Denver Botanic Gardens has three gardens that together are called the...  Read More


Meet Christine Loomis

Christine has written about every aspect of travel, from romance and adventure to family and wellness. She is also lucky to have had three major home states through the years: New York,...  More About Christine